Archive | Estate Planning & Estate Administration

At Silverman Law Offices we believe that estate planning is about more than avoiding taxes and probate. Yes, there are the documents that need to be created: powers of attorney, trusts and wills. More than that, we create customized plans—we do not use “cookie cutter” documents from a template—we prefer to meet your individual needs.

Here you can find our individualized advice on situations in which our clients have found themselves. Here you can find our discussions on state taxes, powers of attorney, life care planning, and even more pleasurable topics like how to title a vacation home.


Choosing A Trustee You Can Trust

In a trust-based estate plan, you appoint successor trustees. The trustee is involved in just about every aspect of the trust administration, from taking care of you and your trust if you are incapacitated (“disability trustee”) to administering your trust upon death (“death trustee”). The successor trustee role carries great responsibility. Most people choose someone […]

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Designing an Inheritance Plan: 3 Things You Should Think About

Prospective clients often ask advice in designing an inheritance plan for their children to inherit assets. Typical concerns are the children’s ages, maturity level, divorce risk, and the size of the potential inheritance. Here are three important factors to consider in designing an inheritance: 1. Should all children be treated the same? Parents overwhelmingly want […]

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Business Planning Services

Business Planning Services: Probate

Silverman Law Offices offers several business planning services. But we also want to make sure you understand what some of those services include and why you might need them. This article will explain the fundamentals of probate, which is something you can easily avoid by having a trusted professional set up the documents required so […]

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What is estate planning

What Is Estate Planning?

What Is Estate Planning? Estate planning is ensuring your surviving spouse or significant other, as well as your children, receive what you want them to when you die. Most clients never think about the possibility of “unintentional disinheritance” when they do their estate planning, though. Perhaps they’re not aware of this real danger. Also, many […]

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